Los Angeles

Connor Everts

Comara Gallery

Connor Everts shows drawings, paintings and graphics in his second one-man show at the Comara Gallery. The drawings and lithographs are crowded with messages concerning man’s lack of concern for his fellows. There is a deeply intentional philosophic content that pervades and possesses these graphic statements. By contrast the paintings are lyrical, idealistic, concerned with technical means and honest control of medium. Here the artist can give as much attention to a fold of bed linen as he can for man’s inhumanity in a drawing. The exhibit suggests a personal conflict in the artist between philosophic responsibility (expressed in the drawings) and a not so philosophic hedonism to be seen in the paintings. A powerful artist, with a message, Mr. Everts needs a wall to paint on.

Gerald Nordland